Mikhail Saakashvili, a former president of Georgia and citizen of Ukraine, has agreed to be transferred from Rustavi prison to a clinic in Tbilisi for examination. Afterwards he will be returned to the penitentiary institution.
This is reported by "Georgia Online".
According to a member of the "National Movement" Koba Nakopi, the former head of state agreed to the proposal received from Justice Minister Rati Bregadze to be transferred to the Vivamed clinic. This will be carried out in the coming days.
"The proposal doesn't refer to transferring Saakashvili for medical treatment, it was proposed to transfer him to 'Vivamed' for the examination and to return him to the penitentiary institution," Nakopia said.
Georgia's third president was offered a transfer from prison on Tuesday, but he had a meeting with family members that day.
"Saakashvili confirmed to representatives of the penitentiary service that he is ready for a transfer for examination tomorrow, the day after tomorrow and the following days," Nakopia said.
Earlier in April, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova said that Saakashvili is in an extremely serious condition and needs immediate treatment abroad.
You will recall that in September 2021 Saakashvili announced his intention to come to Georgia on October 2, the day of local elections. On the morning of October 1, the politician announced his return to the country. Saakashvili was detained and arrested the same day. He went on hunger strike.
On November 19, a group of medical experts formed under the aegis of the Ombudsman of Georgia stated that Saakashvili had developed a dangerous neurological disorder because of the prolonged hunger strike. But he soon stopped the hunger strike.
In addition, it became known that another case was opened against Saakashvili for illegal border crossing.
Kiev says that it will seek his return as a citizen of Ukraine, but Tbilisi rejects such a possibility.